Varsity Kansas

Cheney Cardinals

BOYS

Coach Stan Dohm

34-12 in three seasons

PROBABLE STARTERS

G Devon Miller 6-0 Sr.

G Hunter Bollinger 5-10 Sr.

G Gage Scheer 6-3 Sr.

G Sean Osler 6-5 Sr.

C Joe Hubener 6-5 Sr.

TOP RESERVES

G Drew Gehrer 6-0 Sr.

G Josh Keiter 5-9 Sr.

C Dalton Gould 6-1 Fr.

C Shane O’Brien 6-3 So.

BREAKDOWN

Osler is the only returning starter for the Cardinals (17-4). The All-4A guard will have a be surrounded by a less experienced cast, but Dohm expects his young team to be faster and more athletic.

Cheney looks to run an uptempo offense, taking advantage of its personnel. It will, however, have to limit turnovers to be successful. Point guard Miller’s progression will be key.

The Cardinal’s strength will be its ability to rebound. Dohm see’s his team’s length and leaping ability giving it an advantage.

GIRLS

Coach Rod Scheer

First season

PROBABLE STARTERS

G Payton Scheer 5-8 Jr.

G Jacie Scheer 5-6 Sr.

C Merissa Quick 6-3 Sr.

G Kylie Patterson 5-8 Sr.

F Carlea Holt 5-8 Sr.

TOP RESERVES

F Elizabeth Riechert 5-7 Jr.

G Brittany Benson 5-6 So.

G Taylor Needham 5-5 Fr.

BREAKDOWN

The defending Class 4A champion (26-0) will likely have to play the first half of the season with last season’s starting point guard Ally Nikkel (15 points, 6 rebounds). The All-4A guard blew her knee out playing summer basketball.

First-year coach Scheer looks for dominant performances from Quick (15 points, 9 rebounds) to make up for Nikkel’s production.

The Scheer sisters are expected to have increased roles in pushing the team’s tempo at the guard positions.

_ Chris Elliott

THE SCHEDULE

December

3—at Medicine Lodge; 7—at Valley Center; 10—Collegiate; 11—Cheney tournament; 14—Chaparral; 17—Conway Springs.

January

4—at Garden Plain; 7—Bluestem; 11—at Independent; 14—at Chaparral; 16-22—Halstead Tournament (boys); 27-29—Haven tournament (girls).

February

1—at Bluestem; 4—Medicine Lodge; 8—Belle Plaine; 11—at Douglass; 15—at Trinity Academy; 18—Conway Springs. 22—Garden Plain.

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